Photo of the Day: July 2010


Schtumple

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Jun 13, 2007
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Meeting At Two Streets



Canon EOS 1000D
1/4000 sec
f/4.0
25mm + Fish Eye Adaptor
ISO400


EDIT: Changed photo, bad feeling I'd posted it before, will post tomorrow if I find I haven't.
 

Fujiko7

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Jun 10, 2008
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Squirrel Eating a Pear

There's a big pear tree in our garden and the pears are getting ripe now, and some are falling to the ground. Today I noticed some bits of pear dropping from the tree and saw this little guy up there greedily eating pears and dropping bits down.




Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off
 

pdxflint

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Aug 25, 2006
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Oregon coast
Caught in our front yard, I walked barefoot so slowly to get close
Really nice exposure... and as Phrasikleia said, very nice framing. I love that the ears look rim-lit, giving them great accent.



Canon EOS 1000D
1/4000 sec
f/4.0
25mm + Fish Eye Adaptor
ISO400


EDIT: Changed photo, bad feeling I'd posted it before, will post tomorrow if I find I haven't.
I don't remember seeing it this before... but when I just saw it right now, my first thought was, "wow, this is a cool shot...!" It's very punchy in the colors, which works with this subject, and I like the odd depth of field and fisheye effect...
 

pdxflint

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Aug 25, 2006
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Oregon coast
another nifty-fifty leaf thing...

I'm still on my leaf in stream kick with the nifty-fifty, so you might have to bear with a few more before I'm done... ;)

Alder leaf with rocks


D300, 50f/1.8, 1/200, f/3.2, ISO400
 

MSUSpartan

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Jul 13, 2008
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Hey Spartan - are any of your subjects aware of your presence and intentions, or is it "wield rangefinder, focus as fast as possible, capture, and retreat?" Just curious, as I find people-on-the-street photography both equally fascinating and challenging.
I try to shoot without disrupting the scene. Once they notice the camera it tends to lean towards street portraits instead of street photography... I am in the prime lens camp, using a 35mm lens so I have to be pretty close in and it is quite a challenge at times. Some people shoot from across the street using telephoto lenses, but it's not as intimate IMHO and loses the emotion.

I used a manual lens here and just zoom focused for 3 meters, walked in close, and shot from the hip. Hope that helps.

As Henri Cartier-Bresson said, "Aim well, shoot fast, and scram!" :)